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overnight as rupert murdoch speaks out about what he says are title lies about his company. >>> and the event, they blocked off the road gathered to see all these things chris brown, off the road gathered to see all these things chris brown, friday, july 15th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> oh, my goodness. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. we've got to go right to what's happening outside our side you. a crowd of an estimated 12,000 people at least have gathered. and al roker is smack in the middle of it. >> actually, ann, we've got up over on top of it, the new york city police department for the first time in my memory for our concert series has closed off 48th street from vehicular traffic and they closed off 49th street, our biggest concert crowd ever. 12,000 people. you can see there the intersection of rockefeller center and 49th street is now closed off. it is completely filled with people. folks have been camping out for this concert since wednesday. overnight, the line stretched on 5th avenue all of
. >>> rupert murdoch, deep into a scandal in britain and now here in the united states. the fbi now investigating alleged phone hacking as murdoch prepares to face angry members of parliament. >>> plus, most americans have never heard of him, but he can instill fear in republican lawmakers who even think about raising taxes. i'll talk to grover norquist about america's debt and his own clout. >>> and what jurors were thinking when they cleared casey anthony of murder. one member of the panel now breaking her silence about the verdict that is letting anthony go free this weekend. >>> i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> one of the world's biggest media empires in crisis now. rupert murdoch publicly apologizing for serious wrongdoing and is now the front tabloid, the news of the world. the new ad in british newspapers coming days before he and his son are scheduled to face members of parliament. our correspondent brian todd and allan chernoff are standing by. first to london and our senior corres
some are calling a cozy relationship with rupert murdoch's media empire. >> go to used of parliament this morning. fireworks yesterday. the consensus, though, is david cameron is not likely to lose his job over this but that he's under enormous pressure right now. >> reporter: he's definitely is. he's got a lot to defend himself today. basically, this is a special day in parliament. they were supposed to go into summer recess but instead they are having this special address by the prime minister here. he's really going to try to prove a point here, that he's is going to underline the phone hacking scandal, say this is how i dealt with it and now we need to move on. here is how he put it when he was in africa for a trip. >> i don't underestimate the problem. parts of the immediate okay dreadful, illegal acts. police have questionses to answer about corruption and a failed investigation. politicians have been too close to media onus. these are big proximate but we're a big country and we'll solve it. >> reporter: now, the main issue he's going to have to teal with is why he decided to
the scandal threatening rupert murdoch. >> can you believe this story? >> unbelievable. >> this story keeps growing. >> it's sort of engulfing different facets of the world. and you can't imagine that it wouldn't come to the united states. >> the guy shows up dead. jude law is now a part of this? in a serious angle that brings this scandal to the united states. >> first, rupert murdoch and his son are preparing to appear before parliament today. police are arresting 11 people since the hacking and bribery allegations emerged including the ceo rebecca brooks who heads to parliament today. uk police being questioned by parliament. they're under scrutiny for failure to investigate previous hacking incidents and alleged ties to executives in murdoch's companies. and "the new york times" reports that aides close to the murdoch family spent years and millions of dollars covering up wrongdoing at the now defunct "news of the world," the "times" cites interviews with hundreds of current and former employees say "the news of the world" paid police for information. and a twist to the story, a reporte
, meanwhile rupert murdoch the paper' owner is deep in damage control. elizabeth palmer reports. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived in london, conspicuously reading a copy of his notorious cameras, then smiled for the cameras as he went out for dinner with rebekah brooks his embattled ceo. the scandal has cost him one of his most profitable papers. staff leaving "news of the world" for the last time put a brave face on the murdoch decision to shut it down. the "news of the world" was the best selling newspaper in britain, a cheeky blend of skin, scandal and gotcha journalism, scarily aimed at british working people who enjoyed seeing the rich and the powerful taken down a peg or two, but not families touched by grief. the "news of the world" is under police investigation for hacking into voice mails belonging to relatives of fallen soldiers and a murdered teenager. journalists also hacked into the phones of celebrities who found out and sued. it was james, rupert murdoch's son and heir apparent who authorized a reported million-dollar out of court settlement to at least one of the hacking v
>>> the growing fallout. england's phone-hacking scandal claims the top cop and rupert murdoch's chief executive. >>> severe weather causes a stage to collapse at a music festival in canada new and the agony of defeat. japan stuns the u.s. in a riveting women's world cup final. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with the domino effect. the casualties from england's newspaper phone-hacking scandal keep piling up as england's top-ranking police officer abruptly resigned and one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was arrested and questioned by police for 12 hours. nbc's stephanie gosk has details. >> reporter: london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former news much the world editor as media consultant. the same year investigators decided not to pursue the phone hacking case. neil wallace was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have heard suggestions we must are suspected the alleged involvement of mr.
, james sar ville. thanks coach. you can follow me on twiting @ sanjay goop tachlt up next rupert murdoch in the hot seat. his phone hacking scandal is only part of the story. a three-ring sir cuss attackeded it as well as piers morgan and his stinging counter punch. later japan's nuclear disaster, another credibility gap getting even wider. just a week ago the government said beef from nearby areas was safe in small portions. now it's saying don't even take a bite. we'll have details shortly. first up check in with isha sesay. >> a stunning revelation in the casey anthony story. the 84 internet searches for chloroform she allegedly made? turns out the real number might be just one. says who? and what about the prosecution's duty to tell the defense? answers coming up when 360 continues. can be even more pow, with precise pain relieving cream. it blocks pain signals fast for relief precisely where you need it most. precise. only from the makers of tylenol. precise. i don't know. the usual? [ blower whirring ] sometimes it pays to switch things up. my - what, my hair? no. car insurance. i
. detectives are looking for another suspect. >>> an explosive day in parliament. murdoch forced to defend himself to lawmakers and from an attacker. charlie daggader reports. >> reporter: dozens of cameras swarmed rupert murdoch's range recover as he arrived with his son james. the testimony came to a halt when a man threw a cell phone at murdoch. his wife slapped him away before he could be hit. >> i'm absolutely shocked, and ashamed. >> what happened at the news of the world is wrong. we and i have apologized profusely and unreservedly for that. >> reporter: murdoch briefly spoke about the 911 victims hacking. >> reporter: murdoch says he is not responsible. he blamed individuals at the paper who he says deceived their superiors. lawmakers also grilled a former editor of the news of the world rebecca brooks who was arrested for bribes. the former chief testified 10 press officers in his department used to work for the news of the world. >> news corp.'s board of director said today it's standing behind murdoch and its management team despite the scandal. >>> storms hit the area, this tre
murdoch, who was jeered and heckled, asking forgiveness from a grieving family. the scandal inside his global media empire explodes. >>> deadlines and dares. politicians play with fire on the debt deadline as the president warns against what he called armageddon. >>> collision course. two planes loaded with passssgers and jet fuel run into each other on the tarmac at boston's busy airport. >>> memory test. has google changed your memory, your brain? take our quiz tonight. >>> and, our small but mighty "person of the week." >>> good evening. it was a remarkable drama that unfolded today. the famously powerful and intimidating rupert murdoch whose global media empire includes "the wall street journal" and fox, begged forgiveness from a grieving family, victimized by his reporters. he is caught in a scandal that continues to grow by the minute, engulfing his company. and abc's jeffrey kofman in london tells us what happened today. jeffrey? >> reporter: well, good evening, diane. you know, you don't see this very often. a corporate titan, the head of one of the largest media companies in t
over raising the debt limit. also new apologies from media mogul rupert murdoch. he met with the family of a murdered teenager whose phone was hacked by his now defunct tabloid. there are fast-moving developments in this scandal. it's ungulfing his entire news empire. and as casey anthony prepares to get out of jail on sunday, will she shun the media spotlight or will she try to capitalize on her supposed fame? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> president obama back at the bully pulpit for the second time this week to make sure ameripay bill. he went before reporters to keep pushing raising the debt ceiling limit before the august 2 deadline. he seems to be softening his terms somewhat. let's go to the white house. our correspondent dan lothian has the very latest. >> he said it' time for law makers from both parties to make tough choices. he says he's been willing to put entitlement programs on the table, but even so, there's no deal tonight. and some republicans are saying it's time for the president to put his own plan on the table, not make another speech. presiden
for joining us. >>> rupert murdoch facing new allegations of slesing reporting tactics. two more of his newspapers engulfed in scandal. live images now as two crew members from the international space station begin a lengthy list of chores. >>> cia plot revealed in the chase of osama bin laden. we will tell you about the fake vaccination drive to collect dna samples. >>> we begin this morning with the most powerful media empirs in the world rocked by a scandal that grows deeper and wider. two more of rupert murdoch's newspapers in great britain now face their own accusations of appallinging wrong doing. their report target no less than the royal family and a former prime minister. in fact, gordon brown says the paper had links to criminals in order to hack into his bank accounts. and the medical records of his seriously ill son. meanwhile, members of parliament are demanding tough answers from police. how do they not uncover a hacking conspiracy that could mushroom to thousands of victims? let's get the latest from rivers live in london. they are asking murdoch and his son to testify? >
. >>> still ahead at 5:00. standing by her man. rupert murdoch. tonight, a closer look. >>> a woman's drowning goes unnoticed for days. now, police released the surprising reason it happened. >>> students here in baltimore city head overseas. i'm jessica kartalija. i'll have their stories next ,,, >>> it's just observe 5:30. 92 degrees and sunny. good evening and thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the things people are talking about tonight. >>> a federal judge gives the go-ahead to a lawsuit by the marine's family. the city of baltimore could be forced to pay millions for the officer's action. >> -- officer tshamba was leaving a mount vernon nightclub when he shot the unarmed marine 12 times with this police-issued weapon in a dispute over a woman. while tshamba awaits sentencing, a lawsuit by the victim's family moves full speed ahead in a federal court. this ruling allows the police department, the police commissioner, each the mayor, to be sued under a federal law for failing to stop an officer. >> there were several things that should have raised the red fla
's scorching trends online. good morning, heather. >> hey, guys. for the second week in a row rupert murdoch dominated searches as the media mogul anan his son faced a hearing before the british parliament. lookups for the word contrite shot up as did questions about murdoch's wife. who dramatically leapt to her husband's defense when a heckler accosted him with a shaving cream pie. across the web this week the news corp. scandal even overshadowed the budget troubles here at home. searches for murdoch are double those for president obama. this is the white house signal that would be open to a compromise that would temporarily raise the country's debt ceiling. but with the august 2nd deadline looming anxious americans, mostly women over age 65, consulted the yahoo! search engine to find out if their social security checks would still arrive on time or at all. the deadly heat wave that's claimed the lives of 22 people also commanded pex people's attention online this week. the scorching weather zeroing in on the east coast right now scored lots of lookups for how to handle the heat, including
's getting hotter. >> i'm ali velshi. looking to interview actor jude law who claims rupert murdoch's reporters hacked his cell phone in new york in 2003. if that's true, his media empire could be facing charges here in the united states on this "american morning." >>> and good morning to you. boy, the temperatures, top story again. >> wow. >> sizzling heat, and most of the country right now is dealing with triple digits or at least feeling like triple digits. >> as we've been saying, not just uncomfortable, dangerous and deadly. welcome. friday, july 22nd. let's get right to it. intensely hot against across a huge portion of the country. it started in the midwest, it's come heeft. washington, the high, 103 today but it's going to feel like 115 with the humidity. triple digit temperatures are expected across the mid-atlantic, up and down the east coast and into the ohio valley and as many as 2,000 related deaths now reported. >> utilities around the country are bracing, asking you to conserve energy as people crank the ac. in new york, the power company said that store owners who le
hacked into the voicemail of a murdered girl and erased messages. this week, owner rupert murdoch shut down the paper. the paper's former royal correspondent was arrested yesterday. >>> britain's newest royal couple will spend their first full day in california. prince william and his new wife kate arrived yesterday. they will attend a star-studded event in l.a. tonight. there's the famous soccer star, right? david beckham. the british academy of film and arts dinner, prince william is the president of bafta, nicole kidman, jennifer lopez and tom hanks are expected to be there. a day for the royal couple even before the black tie event. part will be spent fueling the prince's passion playing polo. cnn's max foster has more. >> reporter: during the tour of can dashgs the royal couple showed their competitive sides. in dragon boats and in street hockey shoot-outs. william may need some more practice with that hockey stick, but in california, he'll be in more familiar territory with a sport he knows and loves. polo. william grew up playing polo. he's been around it. he was watching it fro
>>> good morning. in the hot seat. billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch set to testify in front of britain's parliament today about the tabloid phone hacking scandal that threatens his empire. while an early whistle blower in the scandal is discovered dead. we're live in london with the dramatic developments. >>> californiadreamin? new information suggests casey anthony may have flown to the golden state after her release from jail. as one witness from her trial claims the prosecution knowingly withheld evidence that could have helped the defense. >>> and belles of the ball. the u.s. soccer team may have come up short in the world cup, but they're number one in our hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this tuesday, july 19th, 2011 captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, in this is "today" with matt lauer and ann curry, live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. and boy, what a day it's going to be for rupert murdoch, hauled in front
rebecca brooks announced her resignation. she was editor of news the world. rupert murdoch apologized for serious wrongdoing in a full page ad. news international is owned by news corp. a parent company much fox news we have serious heat advisories. meteorologist maymariah molina has more. >> good to see you. we have a heat wave in transmittal portions of the u.s.. i want to point out. we have a new storm system arrive negligent pacific northwest and bringing cooler in seattle. today's high only 68 degrees. heading east bound and highs in the 90s from rapid city to minneapolis and across portions of texas. dallas triple at 100 degrees . factor in the humidity and that's what we are talking about dangerous heat. there is a number of warnings stretching from north dakota and missouri and portions of congress congress and oklahoma. it is dangerous conditions with heat index up to 115 degrees. you need to take precautions and say hydrate lighter clothing and lighter colored clothing as well. temperatures will continue to heat up. we are talking about 99 in rapid city and nen in miles per
b b b b b b b b b bsg >>> this morning on "world news now," tabloid testimony. rupert murdoch and his son are questioned later this morning about that cell phone hackinin scandal. >> the british parliament is demanding answers about illegal practices. and also the serious a that could bring down the murdoch media dynasty. it's tuesday, july 19th. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. good to be back. i'm rob nelson. >> nice to have you back. >> thank you. >> you've been out as a correspondent covering a lot of stories, traveling all over the place. >> a few weeks. it's good to be back with the late night crew here. yeah, yes. >> good to have you back. >> i appreciate it. >> i'm peggy bunker. thank you for joining us this morning. >>> that hacking scandal has already brought down two top british cops and news corp executives close to the murdochs. both rupert murdoch and his son james agreed to today's questioning as the family fights to save their compananies' image. pr firms are being hired everywhere as they try to
does this keep happening on our runways? >>> and breaking right now. rupert murdoch's top lieutenant resigns overnight and the media mogul speaks out for the first time about the explosive allegations rocking his empire. >>> hours from freedom. casey anthony ready to walk from her jail cell. the jury foreman speaks out on the eve of her release and why he never wants to see her again. >>> the movie star and the teenager. he's 51. she's 16. the country's most controversial newlyweds talk to lara about the marriage that shocked everyone. now the real story revealed in a "gma" exclusivexclusive. >>> and good morning, everyone. tgif, happy friday and we are excited to be heading to central park soon. brad paisley is there. he'll be playing some of his new country music and also a song called "water" that is the water song for summer.d also a song >> we've got another beautiful day at central park. another big crowd gathering. can't wait to get to that but a lot of news so right to that collision on the taxiway in boston last night. hundreds of passengers evacuated after the wing of a del
that occurred. murdoch msalso apologized to th murdered girl's family whose phone messages were intercepted by the news of the world reporters. and the editor of the news of the world at the time of the most serious allegations of the newspaper has resigned. ivitamin. only one a day women's 50+ advantage has ginkgo for memory and concentration, plus support for bone and breast health. a great addition to my routine. [ female announcer ] one a day women's. sir, can you hear me? just hold the bag. we need a portable x-ray, please! [ nurse ] i'm a nurse. i believe in the power of science and medicine. but i'm also human. and i believe in stacking the deck. and i count on social security. here's what i'm not... a pushover. right now, some in washington want to make a deal cutting the social security and medicare benefits we worked for. with billions in waste and loopholes, how could they look at us? maybe we seem like an easy target... until you realize... there are 50 million of us. [ female announcer ] tell the politicians: cut waste and loopholes, not our benefits. [ male announcer ] time to
against james murdoch, the son of media mogul rupert murdoch. the testimony he gave british lawmakers on tuesday about the ongoing phone hacking and bribery scandal is being questioned by a former adviser, among others. they say murdoch knew about the extent of the hacking years ago and that there's e-mail evidence to back that up. >>> a california judge is telling lindsay lohan to get cracking on her community service. lohan was told yesterday that she needs to complete 480 hours of service by next april and there will be no extension. also, lohan was told she must enroll in psychological counselling. she has to complete three anti-shoplifting classes by her next court appearance in october. >>> do you own apple stock? if you do you'll like this story. apple is on the verge of becoming the world's most valuable company. with more than 6 billion in cash on hand, the company may be looking to buy the online video service hulu. neal karlinsky reports. >> reporter: there's the ecocomy that we all live and breathe. stagnant growth and lingering unemployment. and then there's apple. >> app
. we begin this half hour with remarkable drama unfolding today around rupert murdoch. corporate titan begged for giveness from a victim plagued by his reporters. the scandal that is engulfing murdoch giant company. his life work now stained by scandal. the grip on his global empire in peril. contrite murdoch came to say he is sorry. onlooker scream shame on you. if this is the first time murdoch has spoken since the scandal exploded. tichltd founder of the company i was appalled to find out when it happened. ty apologize and. >>reporter: with that the titan turned and left. if he was apologizing to the pawrpts of this little girl who disappeared in 2002. revealed the girl voice mail had been hacked and messages deleted bay reporter. giving the family false hope that she was alive. she had been murdered. the lawyer describe murdoch as humble. >> yes he did apologize. he poll jaysed many times. i don't think somebody could have held their hand in head in their hand so many times to say they were sorry. >>reporter: murdoch admitting he disgraced his father and his mother th
rupert murdoch put 200 out of work. england's biggest selling sunday newspaper for good. the paper lost advertisers after it hacked the voice mails of thousands from child murder victims to the families of england's war dead. the scandal has also frozen murdoch's attempt to take over a profitable pay channel. it's now thought murdoch will run a sister tabloid, the sun, on sundays. >>> a 1995 no state had obesity rate above 20%. today all the states do except for colorado which stands at 19.8%. mississippi is the heaviest state with an adult obesity rate of 34.4%. and four years ago only one state had an adult obesity rate above 0%. today a dozen states top that 30% mark. for more information on this and other health stories head to the web. check out the health page online at msnbc.com. >>> cleveland is clutch and the comeback cubs. plus the latest on yankee captain derek jeter's march toward 3,000 hits. your first look at sports is straight ahead. etables make you feel good? etables oh, yeah. v8 juice gives you 3 of your 5 daily servings of vegetables. v8. what's your number? the motor
rupert murdoch's wife, wendi, leapt to the aid of her 80-year-old husband as an attacker tries to throw a shaving cream pie at him. >>> the dow opens at is it,571 after losing 15 points yesterday. the s&p was down a fraction. the nasdaq fell 12. in tokyo, the nikkei added four points, but in hong kong, the hang seng dipped 16. >>> wall street was slightly lower wednesday as pressure builds for washington for seal a debt deal. apple hit another all-time high, attracting a host of brokerage upgrades, but overall, investors sat on the sidelines, nervous about this debt ceiling impasse. that, plus euro debt concern had traders stuck in the mud. there is an emergency summit on greek debt in brussels this morning. aside from apple, techs fell wednesday, led by yahoo! tumbling over 7.5%. microsoft also dropped ahead of its quarterly report today. zillow jumped 79% on its first day of trade. in deal news, commercial aviations biggest-ever order will transform americans' fleet from one of the oldest to youngest. the airline will buy 460 new aircraft over the next decade from both airbus and boei
into the phone hacking scandal of rupert murdoch's news corporation. the fbi wants to know if murdoch's reporters tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims. congressman peter king was one of the u.s. lawmakers who asked the fbi to get involved. >> anything at all which involved 9/11 victims at the fbi's jurisdiction over i want them to investigate and investigate fully. i have a lot of 9/11 families in my district. they're entitled to know if their privacy was violated and if their loved one's privacy was violated and that's what this is about. >> murdoch and one of his sons agreed to testify at a parliamentary hearing next week. >>> the u.s. is fighting a war in cyberspace. the pentagon says it's a battle to protect national security secrets but the other side is winning. some of the nation's most sensitive military secrets have been looted by spies who managed to break into government computers. david martin got an exclusive look into the pentagon command center. >> reporter: the joint strike fighter is the pentagon's high priced ticket to air superiority for the 21st century except four mo
. >> happy friday, guys. the scandal rapidly engulfing rupert murdoch and his media empire riveted yahoo! users this week. searches for murdoch are up more than 18,000% as newscorp abandoned its multibillion dollar bid to buy british satellite broadcaster bskyb. the web has been buzzing for more than a week about murdock ever since the allegations of hacking and bribery by employees of the british tabloid "news of world" surfaced and murdoch shut down the 168-year-old paper. lookups for rebecca brooks shot up in the wake of the british prime minister's call for her resignation and the announcement of a public inquiry. another international story captivating folks here at home is the action at the women's world cup in dresden, germany. according to fifa, more than 29 million women around the world play soccer. and if searches are any indication, this tournament is sure to light an even bigger passion for the sport in the u.s. as team usa heads into the final match on sunday against japan, players hope solo, abby wambach, and megan rapinoe are the most-searched team members right now on ya
there, but a protester rushed to rupert murdoch and tried to attack him white foam. murdoch's wife jumped in to defend him. she put herself between her husband and the would be attacker and we're told she smacked him. during the hearing, murdoch was shocked, appalled, and ashamed at the hack of a murdered girl's cell phone. he did not take personal responsibility for that. >> how honest are you? would you pay for bottle of iced tea if no one was look something that is if you thought no one was looking. results of a hidden camera social experiment coming up. >> but first, he may be busy with the budget talks, but that is not keeping the president in this town, where you may be able to see him this week. that's up next. >>> president obama now scheduled to hold a town hall meeting in college park later this week. the spokesperson for the university of maryland says the event will be held at the richy coliseum friday, a limited number of tickets will be made available through the school. >>> more than four months after that earthquake and tsunami crippled one of japan's nuclear powe
control free for millions of pem -- women. >>> under fire. first it was media giant rupert murdoch. now, britain's prime minister, grilled about the phone hacking scheme. >>> it is just after 6:30. and 91 degrees. hello, here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. >> first day with rupert giant on the media hot seat. now, british lawmakers are hammering their own lawmakers over the phone hacking scandal. david cameron emphatically denies claims that he tried to stop an investigation. >> order! >> reporter: british lawmakers took aim at the prime minister over the debate in a phone hacking scandal. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron is taking heat for hiring his former communications chief, andycologiston. colson -- andy colson. they hacked into the voice mails of politicians. >> reporter: with 20/20 hindsight and all that followed, i would not have offered him the job and i don't expect he would have taken it. >> it's not about whether he lied to him. it's about all of the information and warnings that the prime ministe
-hacking scandal is cutting closer to the top of the murdoch media empire. rupert murdoch's top aide has been released from custody after her arrest. one of britain's top cops also resigned. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake. shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdoch's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she was arrested. the tenth arrest since
from london. >> dozens of cameras swarmed rupert murdoch's range rover as he arrived at hearings. their testimony came to a halt when a man lunged at murdoch with a plate of foam. murdoch's wife slapped him away before police moved in. earlier, murdoch testified he had no knowledge of the alleged hacking at the news of the world, specifics employees who broke into voice mails of a murdered girl. >> i was absolutely shocked, appalled, and ashamed when i heard about that. >> what happened at the news of the world was wrong. we and i have apologized for that. >> rupert murdoch briefly addressed the fbi investigation into possible 9/11 hacking victims. >> we have seen no evidence of that at all and as far as we know, the fbi -- >> murdoch said he is ultimately not responsible for the hacking scandal, even though he is chief executive. he blamed individuals at the paper who deceived their superiors. lawmakers grilled the former editor of the news of the world, rebecca brooks, who was arrested on bribery allegations. >> i can say that i have never paid a policeman myself. i have n
breaks. >>> this morning, news corp. executive rupert murdoch told his staff, those who have betrayed our trust must be held accountable under the law. he also told them in an e-mail, the company is taking steps to make sure that serious problems like this never happen again. nbc's stephanie gosk reports now about his testimony before a parliamentary committee. >> reporter: like one of the celebrities that fill his tabloids, rupert murdoch and his son, james, are making splashy headlines today. nearly every british paper seizes on the drama of the day. the so-called humble pie attack. seated behind him at the hearing, rupert murdoch's wife, wendi, turned into a bodyguard, springing to his defense, wielding an instinctive and accurate punch. >> your wife has a very good left hook. >> reporter: the man behind the failed attack was amateur comedian johnny marvels, who was quickly arrested and led away. when pies weren't being thrown, father and son sat side by side for three hours, apologizing over and over. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say, as well, just how
, before this week, wendi deng was known as the wife of billionaire rupert murdoch. that was before the smack heard round the world. >> she's quick, man. >> she used to play volleyball, we can tell. >> she spiked that dude. now she is a global sensation for taking a swing at her husband's would-be attacker. is it something every spouse would do? with the answer here is abc's bianna golodryga. >> reporter: who needs a bodyguard when your wife can do this? the shaving cream pie rocketing straight for billionaire rupert murdoch's head. his wife to the rescue. the right hook seen around the world. she was even faster than the police officer. you can see him running in on your right. jimmy kimmel with a different angle. the wife beating everyone, from the queen to spongebob, to the hamburglar. laughing aside, don't mess with her. 38 years his junior, rupert murdoch's third wife is a former volleyball champ. even late night imagining what else she's capable of. and today across america, the inevitable question. would your wife do the same? >> she would take a pie for me and not rupert mur
screening. the fbi says there is no investigation that it was for an intended attack. >>> rupert murdoch's entire media empire is now threatened. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal that took down rupert murdoch's "news of the world" could be spreading to his are the papers. there are now reports, journalists working at other irvetd -- international papers, including the sun and the times, hacked into bank accounts and credit cards. >> cannot go on like this. there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: murdoch is still supporting his embattled ceo, rebecca brooks. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that happened on her watch at news of the world. >> reporter: london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with more claims of corruption, including 9/11 victims. it claims an exnew york city cop says rupert's paper offered to pay him. >> they were in hot water for hacking into the phone of millie dowler. >> reporter: police say journalists from news of the world h
for the paper tom krohn saying james murdoch knew that the phone hacking was not limited to the single reporter at the now closed newspaper. referencing tuesday's hearing before a british parliamentary committee where james murdoch and his father testified the two former employees said they would like to point out james murdoch's recollection of what he was told was mistaken. the british prime minister reacted. >> clearly james murdoch has questions to answer in parliament and i'm sure he will do that and clearly news international has got some big issues to deal with and a mess to clear up. >> reporter: in a statement james murdoch stood by his testimony earlier this week when he told members of parliament that while he agreed to pay $1.2 million to a victim of the phone hacking scandal, he didn't know all of the facts. >> when you signed off the taylor payment, did you see or were you made aware of the four female voicemail messages? >> no, i was not aware of that at at time. >> reporter: according to the wall street journal owned by news corp., the justice department is preparing subpoenas a
" but also at "the sun" and "the sunday times," both owned by rupert murdoch. former prime minister gordon brown believes some of his bank account details were illegally obtained by the "sunday times." >> "the sunday times" appear to have got access to my account. they got access to my legal files. but i'm shocked. i'm generally shocked to find that this happened because of the leads. >> reporter: he was shattered to learn that the sun was going public with the news that his baby son had cystic fibrosis. something the family had kept strictly confidential. the person who told the browns that "the sun" would run a story on their baby's illness was rebecca brooks. at the time the editor of the sun newspaper, she's now rupert murdoch's british ceo and is herself being questioned by police. john yates, the officer you saw earlier on in my report, has just told the committee that he's 99% sure his phone was hacked, which shows that police investigating the news of the world were themselves not immune. chris? >> i'll tell you, this story grows more and more every day. cbs' elizabeth palmer for u
as the fbi looks into allegations murdoch's employees tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims back in the states. all of that "early" this friday morning july 15th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, a beautiful start to the friday, july 15th in new york. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. a lot to talk to you about with the budget crisis, not the only one in washington. minnesota managed to resolve their issue last night. a small sigh of relief for folks there. as we mentioned this happened in week two of a statewide shutdown. you see a diner there in st. paul, the uptown diner. we'll speak with some folks at the diner who are fed up not just with their state government but also with washington. we'll see if they have some ideas for the lawmakers trying to come to some sort of consensus. >>> also rocket roger clemens, hall of -- may be hall of famer, he gets a walk at this point for the famous pitcher, he walks away from his federal perjury trial after a mistrial was declared two days in. we'll see what's in his legal future, is he off the hook or could he possibly
to make something has been. >>> a top murdoch executive resigns this morning. rebekah brooks former head of the disgraced tabloid "news of the world" is gone. >>> in southern california, drivers buckling up for carmagedd carmageddon. a bridge demolition that will close down 405, one of california's busiest highways. >>> we begin with the resignation of a key executive in the rupert murdoch media empire. rebekah brooks is out. many people were outraged when brooks kept her job after the newspaper was shut down for scandalous reporting tactics. and as brooks steps down, the investigations ramp up. the fbi now investigating the murdoch empire right here in the united states. lawmakers demanding the probe amid reports that murdoch's journalists hacked the cell phones of 9/11 victims and their families. susan candiotti in new york with the details now. susan? >> reporter: hi, kyra. good morning to you. yes, this investigation is now 24 hours old. as fbi tries to figure out how they are going to approach this. all of it started, kyra, with a report in a british tabloid that a private investiga
>>> good morning, america. and this morning, breaking news. is rupert murdoch about to step aside to save his massive empire? w clues to what's next for a dynasty on the brink of disaster on his critical day on the hot seat. >>> a huge dust storm blankets the southwest as those record-breaking temperatures only get warmer. some homes so hot this morning, they are setting up smoke detectors. >>> millionaire murder mystery. two shocking deaths at the mansion of a wealthy businessman. how did his son and his girlfriend die in bizarre circumstances within days of each other? new details inside the police investigation. >>> and the superstar wedding crasher. >> oh, my god, it's justin bieber. oh, my god! >> what would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> not quite
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